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Americium - Beryllium neutron source

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:02 pm
by Peter Wolniewicz
Hi!
Is it possible to simulate the following chain of reactions in order to calculate neutron dose from an Americum-Beryllium source?


Am-241 -> alfa decay

alfa + Be-9 -> neutron

cheers!

Peter

Re: Americium - Beryllium neutron source

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:26 am
by Jaakko Leppänen
Serpent doesn't have an alpha transport mode, so no. You need the neutron source rate and emission spectrum from the (alpha,Be-9)-reaction.